vbs/lovelettervirus

  grove34 00:59 24 Jan 2003
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  grove34 00:59 24 Jan 2003

i've been infected by the vbs/loveletter virus and it attached itself to every jpg on my system.

i cant open any of them , but need most of them as they are holiday,kids etc.

how can i get rid of the file extention so that i can view them again.

theyre still the right size and still have the same name except for the vbs bit at the end.

  beeuuem 01:27 24 Jan 2003

Are you sure that you have eliminated the virus?
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Overwrites all files having the extensions .js, .jse, .css, .wsh, .sct, .hta, .jpg, and .jpeg with viral code. It then makes a copy of the file and adds the extension .vbs to the file name. For example, if the file is named House_pics.jpg, the overwritten file is named House_pics.jpg.vbs. The original file is then deleted. THESE FILES MUST BE DELETED AND THEN RESTORED FROM A BACKUP.

CAUTION: Do not attempt to run files that have been overwritten or renamed by this worm. If you do, the worm is executed again.

  beeuuem 01:33 24 Jan 2003

From the removal information on the above link:
Files with the .jpg extension are destroyed, and must be restored from a backup.
Please tell me that you had them backed up.

  grove34 02:00 24 Jan 2003

nope

  tbh72 03:10 24 Jan 2003

Save pictures as PNG.

Portable Network Graphics. Pictures remain 100% perfect whilst being compressed like jpg's

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